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CPO Talking Heads - March

Implications of Safeguarding of Land for Future Projects

Whilst promoters of schemes say that safeguarding protects land from conflicting developments, others see safeguarding as one of the most draconian parts of the whole CPO process - there is little scrutiny on its introduction, no review required once it has been imposed, no long stop date and is virtually incapable of being challenged once introduced - safeguarding remains in place for schemes including Crossrail 2 and Heathrow expansion. Why not join this 1 hour lunchtime discussion?

Please note there are no slides accompanying this recording. 

Module Duration: 57 minutes


Areas covered

  • Safeguarding is a statutory mechanism that is employed to ensure land which has been identified for development in the future is protected from conflicting development.
  • What is the purpose of safeguarding?
  • How does safeguarding operate in practice?
  • What is the impact of safeguarding on landowners, occupiers and rights holders?
  • Are current statutory blight provisions fit for purpose?
  • The role of discretionary blight schemes for major projects

March's Talking Heads